2023 Nursing Student Professional Development Day

Apr 20, 2023  09:00 AM  ET

The Pennsylvania Action Coalition Cohort of Exchanged Learning (PA-ACCEL) Mentorship Program is hosting a free all-day virtual event open to all undergraduate and graduate nursing students. The aim of this event is to increase students' confidence in their professional development and readiness to succeed in their transition to the nursing profession.

The PA-ACCEL Mentorship Program was created by the PA Action Coalition's Nurse Diversity Council (PA-NDC) in partnership with Lincoln University's Department of Nursing to bolster Lincoln’s nursing students’ capacity to be successful in nursing school and in their transition to professional nursing practice.

WHEN? Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. 

WHO? All sessions are open to all undergraduate and graduate nursing students!


COST? Free!

Please register by Wednesday, April 19, 2023.



9:00 AM - 10:45 AM 

1 hour & 45 mins.

LEAD Professional Development presented by Anne M. Fink, PhD, RN, CNE

Presentation (45 minutes) – How to build a professional career, content on networking, professional development next steps after graduating.

Speed networking (1 hour) – Students will practice their elevator pitches with nursing professionals and rotate every 10 minutes.

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM 

15 mins.


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1 hour & 30 mins.

Peer Mentoring

Students will debrief about the LEAD Professional Development session with other students in a group discussion. 

*Students must attend the LEAD Professional Development presentation and networking activity to participate in this session. 

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 1 hour


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 1 hour

Personal Finances presented by RoMar Financial

Students will lean about various personal finance tips such as budgeting, investing, student loans, retirement, etc...

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM 15 mins. BREAK
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM 1 hour

Legal implications for nurses presented by Anthony Cox, Esq.

Students will learn how new nurses can protect their license, medication safety, and much more!

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM 45 mins. BREAK
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM 1 hour & 30 mins.

Career Trajectory Panel

A panel of nursing professionals with different nursing backgrounds. Panelists will share information about their careers and how students can get involved in their field/specialty.